AACS was founded in 1924; we are a national non-profit association open to all privately owned schools of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences.
AACS specializes in updating our members with information about new teaching methods, current industry events, and Washington, DC updates. We do this through a series of seminars, conferences and conventions held throughout the year.
Most of all, AACS members act as a family, often helping each other with addressing problems facing beauty education. This "networking" is often listed as the most important benefit to membership.
For those schools that participate in Title IV funding, AACS lobbies Congress and the Department of Education aggressively to protect the interests of private career schools. AACS is your representative in Washington, DC.